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Daily Tennis News Briefs 16Feb12




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Thursday, February 16, 2012


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Federer Was Wary Over His First Round Match at Rotterdam

It may have looked like an just another easy opening-match win, but Roger Federer carried huge personal and fan expectations into his first-round victory over Nicolas Mahut at the ABN-AMRO World Tennis in Rotterdam. The Swiss took to the court knowing that first-round success would take him into the quarter-finals with intended second-round opponent Mikhail Youzhny already withdrawn due to a foot problem.


As She Prepares for New York Event, Sharapova Enjoys Fashion Week

It will be a big night on March 5th at Madison Square Garden in New York, when the BNP Paribas Showdown exhibition event takes place between Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, and Roger Federer and Andy Roddick. Meanwhile, Sharapova has been spending a bit of down time beside the catwalk, attending the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Lincoln Center in New York City.



Monfils Out of San Jose and Memphis; Roddick Nearly the Same

France's chronically inured Gael Monfils pulled out of San Jose and Memphis with a right knee injury. San Jose's top seed was almost joined by second seed Andy Roddick, who rolled his right ankle in the second set of his 6-7, 7-6 6-4 victory over American Denis Kudla.



Kudla is Showing Good Results

Denis Kudla, 19, who defeated Jack Sock in San Jose,  is being coached by the USTA's Diego Moyano and spends a lot of time training at USTA Player Development headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. In the off-season he hit with top collegian Rhyne Williams and also former top 40 player Benjamin Becker, who is on the way back from injury.


McEnroe Says He is Worried About American Tennis

John McEnroe is worried about the long-term future of tennis in the US as American domination continues its fade in the sport. But the final straw for the one-time fireball of the 1970s and 1980s can be seen in television view numbers.

"If you had told me poker would out-rate tennis 25 years ago, I would have laughed at you," the 52-year-old told local media as he prepared for an exhibition hit-out prior to the start of the ATP San Jose event in California.


USTA to Launch Digital Magazine

The USTA announced is has switched its magazine USTA Magazine from print to digital. Click the link below to take a sneak peek at the very first issue.


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Sao Paulo
San Jose



Buenos Aires




Singles - First Round
(1) R Federer def. N Mahut 6-4 6-4
(2) T Berdych def. L Rosol 6-4 6-2
(3) J del Potro def. M Llodra 6-4 6-7(3-7) 6-4
A Bogomolov Jr. def. S Stakhovsky 6-3 0-1, retired (viral illness)
K Beck (Q) def. P Petzschner 7-6(8-6) 6-3
M Baghdatis def. M Bachinger 7-6(7-2) 6-2
Singles - Second Round
(1) R Federer def. M Youzhny walkover (foot)
J Nieminen def. L Kubot 6-3 5-7 7-6(7-2)
N Davydenko def. P Mathieu (Q) 6-4 6-7(7-9) 6-1
Doubles - First Round
Granollers/M Lopez def. (1) Mirnyi/Nestor 7-6(7-5) 7-5
(3) Lindstedt/Tecau def. Marach/Peya 6-1 7-5
Qureshi/Rojer def. Gasquet/Ljubicic 7-6(7-4) 6-1
Schoorel/Sijsling def. Nieminen/Troicki 1-6 7-5 10-8 (Match TB)
de Bakker/Haase def. Fyrstenberg/Matkowski 7-6(7-2) 7-5

Sao Paulo
Singles - First Round
L Mayer def. (6) J Ferrero 7-6(8-6) 6-2
(8) A Ramos def. S Giraldo 6-3 6-4
P Starace def. (Q) P Capdeville 5-7 7-6(9-7) 6-2
J Chardy (Q) def. B Kavcic 6-4 6-4
D Nalbandian def. B Paire 7-6(7-3) 6-3
Singles - Second Round
(4) T Bellucci def. R Mello 6-0 1-6 6-3
Doubles - First Round
(2) Bracciali/Starace def. Dutra Silva/Sant'anna (WC) 6-4 6-4
(4) Mertinak/Sa def. Gil/Junquiera 6-3 6-0
Chardy/Simon def. Machado/Ramirez Hidalgo 6-4 6-3

San Jose
Singles - First Round
(5) J Benneteau def. R Sweeting 7-6(7-3) 7-6(7-5)
R Harrison def. (8) O Rochus 4-6 6-2 6-3
M Ebden def. D Sela 6-6(7-9) 6-2 7-6(7-1)
D Istomin def. S Querrey 5-7 6-3 7-5
Singles - Second Round
(2) A Roddick def. (Q) D Kudla 6-7(5-7) 7-6(7-5) 6-4
(3) M Raonic def. T Kamke 6-2 7-6(9-7)
Doubles - First Round
(1) S Gonzalez/Kas def. Dimitrov/Fruttero 7-6(7-5) 7-6(7-3)
(4) Knowles/Malisse def. Elgin/Istomin 7-6(7-2) 1-6 10-7
Muller/Rochus def. Ball/Huey 6-4 7-6(7-3)
Cerretani/Ebden def. (WC) Ginepri/Rettenmaier 6-3 6-3
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Anderson/Moser def. (3) Hanley/Murray 6-1 6-4



Singles - Second Round
(1) Victoria Azarenka def. Mona Barthel 6-1 6-0
Lucie Safarova def. (2) Caroline Wozniacki 4-6 6-4 7-6(7-3)
(3) Samantha Stosur def. Sorana Cirstea 6-4 7-6(7-5)
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska def. (Q) Anne Keothavong 6-1 6-2
(5) Marion Bartoli def. Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2 6-0
Monica Niculescu def. (6) Vera Zvonareva 7-5 3-2 retired (Left Hip Injury)
Yanina Wickmayer def. (7) Francesca Schiavone 7-6(7-4) 6-4
Shahar Peer def. (8) Jelena Jankovic 7-6(7-3) 6-2
Christina McHale def. (12) Peng Shuai 5-7 6-3 6-2
Petra Cetkovska def. (13) Ana Ivanovic 6-4 6-4
(14) Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Maria Kirilenko 6-4 6-4
(Q) Varvara Lepchenko def. (16) Julia Goerges 7-6(7-4) 7-6(7-5)
Ksenia Pervak def. (Q) Virginie Razzano 6-4 6-0
Tsvetana Pironkova def. Angelique Kerber 6-4 6-1
Simona Halep def. Iveta Benesova 6-4 6-4
(Q) Kateryna Bondarenko def. Flavia Pennetta 6-4 6-2
Doubles - Second Round
Dushevina/Peer def. (2) Mirza/Vesnina 6-4 6-4
Barrois/Groenefeld def. (3) Hantuchova/Radwanska 6-1 6-2
(4) Kirilenko/Lisicki def. Klepac/Rosolska 6-2 4-6 10-8 (Match TB)
Kops-Jones/Spears def. (6) Grandin/Uhlirova 6-4 3-6 11-9 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round
(1) Marina Erakovic def. Stefanie Voegele 6-3 6-4
(Q) Paula Ormaechea def. (4) Jelena Dokic 4-6 6-3 6-4
Singles - Second Round
Timea Babos def. (3) Romina Oprandi 7-6(7-5) 6-4
Mariana Duque-Marino def. (7) Lourdes Dominguez Lino 4-6 6-2 7-5
Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino def. Eva Birnerova 6-4 6-0
(Q) Yaroslava Shvedova def. Valeria Savinykh 6-2 6-2
Doubles - First Round
(1) Birnerova/Panova def. (WC) Castiblanco/Ormaechea 6-2 6-0
Babos/Savinykh def. (4) Abramovic/Pelletier 1-6 6-3 10-3 (Match TB)
Arruabarrena-Vecino/Cabeza Candela def. Cadantu/Olaru 6-1 6-4
Minella/Voegele def. Costas-Moreira/Ferrer Suarez 6-2 0-6 10-5 (Match TB)
Auroux/Irigoyen def. (WC) Dulko/Suarez 6-4 6-4
Doubles - Quarterfinal
Gallovits-Hall/Knapp def. Dominguez Lino/Oprandi walkover (Oprandi: Right Knee Injury)

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